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24

Jul

Want to support #education? Donate to Tumblr Teachers’ Classrooms!

positivelypersistentteach:

Dear Tumblrverse,

Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that kind millionaires  more people will see it and more support can be given.   All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!

As the new school year approaches, we are obviously in denial teachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget).  Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby.  Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.

Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies.  In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped.  I am in awe of the teachers in this community.  After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year.  If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist.  If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.   

So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.

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19

Jul

A beginner’s guide to orienteeringSome of the best places are found off the beaten path, so grab a compass and a map and learn how to navigate your way through the woods.

A beginner’s guide to orienteering
Some of the best places are found off the beaten path, so grab a compass and a map and learn how to navigate your way through the woods.

10

Jul

Guess who wants to be a farmer?One of the world’s oldest professions is gaining popularity among America’s younger generations, thanks to demand for organic and locally sourced food and a desire to get back to basics.

Guess who wants to be a farmer?
One of the world’s oldest professions is gaining popularity among America’s younger generations, thanks to demand for organic and locally sourced food and a desire to get back to basics.

09

Jul

What are the hardest languages to learn?Some languages would require more than a year of study for a native English speaker, while others would take just weeks. Regardless of what language you study, your brain will reap the benefits.

What are the hardest languages to learn?
Some languages would require more than a year of study for a native English speaker, while others would take just weeks. Regardless of what language you study, your brain will reap the benefits.

02

Jun

Guess who wants to be a farmer?One of the world’s oldest professions is gaining popularity among America’s younger generations, thanks to demand for organic and locally sourced food and a desire to get back to basics.

Guess who wants to be a farmer?
One of the world’s oldest professions is gaining popularity among America’s younger generations, thanks to demand for organic and locally sourced food and a desire to get back to basics.

07

May

Kids create eco-themed Google Doodles to compete for college cash
One Doodle 4 Google contest winner will earn $30K in college scholarships plus $50K for their school. (With entries this good, how do you choose just one?)

25

Apr

Lower income equals less sleep for teensNew study finds that teens in general aren’t getting enough sleep. And one subgroup in particular is getting the least amount of zzz’s.

Lower income equals less sleep for teens
New study finds that teens in general aren’t getting enough sleep. And one subgroup in particular is getting the least amount of zzz’s.

23

Apr

Is the decline in cursive handwriting a bad thing? Yes, but not for the reason you thinkWith the introduction of devices in the classroom, fewer students are learning cursive handwriting. If you’re wondering why that’s a problem, read on.

Is the decline in cursive handwriting a bad thing? Yes, but not for the reason you think
With the introduction of devices in the classroom, fewer students are learning cursive handwriting. If you’re wondering why that’s a problem, read on.

07

Mar

Education = Gold at the Winter OlympicsCheck out this neat infographic on how education affects an athlete’s chances for a medal in Sochi.

Education = Gold at the Winter Olympics
Check out this neat infographic on how education affects an athlete’s chances for a medal in Sochi.

27

Feb

7 places where you can get a free online educationWhether you’re looking to brush up on your calculus or test your brainpower against Ivy League students, you can do it for free online.

7 places where you can get a free online education
Whether you’re looking to brush up on your calculus or test your brainpower against Ivy League students, you can do it for free online.